EU Commission considers extending Juncker’s Investment Plan until 2018


European commissioner in charge of jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, gives a speech at a press conference on the Investment Plan for Europe and the successful first year of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, Brussels, Belgium, 01 June 2016.

“We have not failed”, stressed Katainen to Brussels press before he explained why the EFSI proved to be successful, announcing the possible extension of the programme until 2018.

Eighteen months after President Jean-Claude Juncker launched the Investment Plan for Europe, and a year after the start of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the Commission takes stock of achievements to date.

President Juncker suggests that the Commission’s Investment Plan is effective and working, defying the pessimists. “EFSI is creating jobs and triggering investments in the real economy every day. That is why we propose to extend it beyond 2018,” adds the President, reve...

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